One of the fun things about writing this blog is the fact that titles can be intriguing. Take this week’s blog, for instance. “Halloween, 811 and bowfishing.” At first glance, they don’t seem to have much in common. However, as they always say in the late night TV ads for products you don’t really need, ‘but wait, there’s more!”
Halloween is on a Saturday this year. That means we can all stay up later than usual being ghosts and ghouls – and as a bonus, on Halloween night we can set our clocks BACK one hour before bed because it’s that time of year again. We advocate along with firefighters that it’s a GREAT time to also change your smoke alarm batteries!
Now, the days will be getting shorter, and the nights longer. That means you really should think about getting your dig locate requests in on time so you can make the dirt fly while the sun shines!
Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.
Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.
Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
And remember to save some of that candy for later!
Now for the bowfishing.
Texas811’s Lauren Losawyer celebrated the wrap party on her episode of the ultimate hunting series, “Hunting in the Sticks.” Lauren, an acclaimed archer, is on the upcoming episode 11 of the current series as she and two other hunters try to land a prehistoric looking fish called an Alligator Gar with a bow and arrow. Along with many other 811 call centers, Texas811 is proud to be a sponsor of this popular outdoor syndicated show. Check your local listings for airdates near you, or visit the website: www.huntinginthesticks.com
So – we tied in Halloween and bowfishing with Texas811. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it!
Until next week, safe digging!